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Incredibull Stella Life is a Country Western Song Baby Time
Marika Meeks and Stella the pit bull present Incredibull Stella H. Lee Barnes visits with his latest short story collection Join us for a bonus storytime with Mr. Tom for toddlers and infants
Bruce's Big Storm Stitch-In Kids Interfaith Experience
Author and illustrator Ryan Higgins presents a special storytime Stitch-In: using embroidery to make political points Kids ages 7-12 are invited to learn about four major world religions
More Life with Deth Deep River People Share with People
Megadeth bassist David Ellefson discusses his new memoir Karl Marlantes, author of Matterhorn, shares his latest novel Join us for storytime with Molly Idle: People Share with People
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IN CONVERSATION WITH THOM HAZAERT

David Ellefson: More Life with Deth

PHOENIX | 7PM TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

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Megadeth bassist and co-founder David Ellefson discusses his new memoir with co-author Thom Hazaert.

Co-presented by Zia Records.


In this follow-up to his 2013 memoir My Life With Deth, Megadeth bassist and co-founder David Ellefson carries on where he left off, charting his mid-2000s departure from Megadeth through his triumphant return in 2010, and offering an inside look at the continuing saga of one of the world’s biggest and most enduring heavy-metal bands.

Co-written with his business partner, Thom Hazaert – a celebrated music-industry figure, radio personality, and music journalist – More Life With Deth chronicles Megadeth’s record-shattering ‘BIG 4’ shows alongside Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, and the release of their Grammy-winning Dystopia – their highest-charting record in over twenty-five years – and the massive two-year world tour supporting it.

Far more than your typical rock star tell-all, More Life with Deth also delves deeper into the origins of Megadeth and David’s roots in rural Minnesota, and tells the stories behind the creation of his hugely successful EMP Label Group, Ellefson Coffee Co., and the relaunch of the famed metal label Combat Records, as well as his continued personal journey of spirituality and sobriety.

Told through the words of Ellefson, Hazaert, and friends including Alice Cooper, Brian ‘Head’ Welch (Korn), Kristian Nairn (Game Of Thrones), Mark Tremonti, K.K. Downing (Judas Priest), Brian Slagel (Metal Blade Records), Frank Bello (Anthrax), Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys), Dirk Verbeuren (Megadeth), Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth), Chris Adler (Lamb Of God, Megadeth), Dan Donegan (Disturbed), and many more, More Life With Deth is an insightful and personal look at one of the most revered rock musicians – and preeminent heavy-metal entrepreneurs – of our time. More »


The Ladies: Let Your Lady Out! An evening of unsolicited advice

PHOENIX | 7PM FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 AND 7PM SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14

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Join The Ladies at Changing Hands Phoenix for a life-changing journey of self-embetterment led by a panel of self-appointed experts.
 

At Let Your Lady Out! a panel of self-appointed (and self-published) experts, led by professional LifeBooster™ Guy Coxwell, will offer audiences unsolicited advice on topics ranging from personal finance to romance.

Presented in the same immersive style as their hit 2018 production, Ladies Gone Mild, Let Your Lady Out! invites audience members on an open-ended, self-guided tour with surprises around every corner. Along the way they’ll encounter a cast of absurd characters and opportunities to engage in one-of-a-kind, selfie-ready activities. It all leads up to the grand finale, as our panel of self-help gurus join forces to help The Ladies (and adventurous audience members) live their best lives (even if it kills them).

You don't watch Let Your Lady Out; you experience it. Audience members choose their own adventure, exploring an open world of strange encounters, hilarious surprises, and singular interactions. No need to silence your phone for this performance. The Ladies encourage audiences to explore, laugh, chat, snap, text, and share.

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | An Early Literacy Specialist from Phoenix Public Library visits every Thursday to share songs, rhymes, books, and activities to promote movement in toddlers and infants. Program supported by a grant from First Things First, a local early literacy program. Also join us in Phoenix at 9:15am on Thursdays, September 12, 19, and 26. More info: FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime with Mr. Tom for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. Also join us in Phoenix at 10am on Thursdays, September 12, 19, and 26. More »
SOLD OUT | 10am-12pm | PHOENIX | WRITING WORKSHOP | AMY SILVERMAN | MORNING MEMOIR | Amy Silverman (My Heart Can’t Even Believe It) presents a ten-session workshop series. Start the day with stories. Designed for everyone from published authors to secret journal-keepers, this workshop offers prompts and advice to get you writing, as well as a constructive, comfortable setting in which to share your work. Class size is limited. Cost: $250 per person, for ten sessions. More »
5:30pm | TEMPE | GETTING INVOLVED 101 | Volunteer orientation with HandsOn Greater Phoenix. A one-time tax deductible activation donation of $25 applies to ages 19 and older. Info: 602.973.2212 x231 or handsonphoenix.org.
SOLD OUT | 6:30-8:30pm | PHOENIX | WRITING WORKSHOP | AMY SILVERMAN & DEBORAH SUSSMAN | MOTHERS WHO WRITE | Amy Silverman (My Heart Can’t Even Believe It) and Deborah Sussman (ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts) present a ten-session workshop series. Motherhood is the only experience necessary in this workshop for writers of all ages and levels of experience. From published authors to secret journal-keepers, “Mothers Who Write” offers prompts and advice to get you started, as well as a constructive, comfortable setting in which to workshop your writing. Cost: $250 per person, for ten sessions. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | MARIKA MEEKS | INCREDIBULL STELLA: HOW THE LOVE OF A PIT BULL RESCUED A FAMILY | Meet co-author Marika Meeks —and Stella—at Changing Hands Phoenix as Meeks discusses and signs copies of her book, the inspiring story of how she survived cancer but didn’t learn to live again until she adopted Stella. More »
7pm | TEMPE | H. LEE BARNES | LIFE IS A COUNTRY WESTERN SONG | In these twelve stories, Barnes writes of vastness and distance, of the separate, small inches and whole histories that occupy equal measures of the western spirit. Each of the stories in Life Is a Country Western Song reveals a character longing to close a gap, or who, for better and for worse, has come to terms with estrangement and exile. A divorcee rekindles a doomed romance over the internet; a locksmith absorbs broken dreams in foreclosed homes; a boy learns how to love and hate in Juarez, Mexico; because he has no one else, a Nevada Patrolman confides his marital troubles to a dog. More »

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | Join us for a bonus storytime with Mr. Tom for toddlers and infants. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | RYAN HIGGINS | BRUCE’S BIG STORM |
Bestselling author and illustrator Ryan Higgins presents a special storytime and booksigning for the latest installment of his award-winning Mother Bruce series. Bruce’s home is already a full house. But when a big storm brings all his woodland neighbors knocking, he’ll have to open his door to a crowd of animals in need of shelter-whether he likes it or not. More »
7pm | TEMPE | FIRST FRIDAY POETRY | Join us for Friday Poetry at Changing Hands Tempe. Tonight is an open reading. Readers may bring 3 pages (double-spaced) of poetry to share. More »

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: CLIFFORD | Bring the kiddos and your camera for pictures and a storytime with Clifford the Big Red Dog!
2pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | CLUB READ | MAXIMILLIAN FLY | Calling all tweens! Join us for free pizza as we discuss Angie Sage’s Maximillian Fly. This compelling novel delves into family dynamics and themes of prejudice, making the case for tolerance, empathy, and understanding. Club Read Badge Members: Get three points for attending the meeting and one point for purchasing the month’s pick from Changing Hands Bookstore. Don’t have a free Club Read badge? Ask a bookseller how to get one! More »
5:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | INSIGHTS TAROT READINGS | James R. Betz offers advice on life, relationships, and career choices. Cost: $20 for 15 minutes. Registration at 480.730.0205. More info: 602.840.2222.
7pm | PHOENIX | HELIOS: PUB SONGS! | From Helios: "Raunchy rounds, catchy catches, and merry madrigals make for an evening of fun and laughter. We'll even have a sing-a-long or two as you partake in your favorite beer, wine, cider, tea, or coffee poured by our friends at First Draft in the Changing Hands Bookstore. Be sure to get there early to get a good table, a pint of ale, and have a chat with the singers of Helios." Cost: $5 at the door. More »

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
10am-12pm | PHOENIX | STITCH-IN | Join us at Changing Hands Phoenix for Stitch-In. Inspired by the Tiny Pricks Project (@tinypricksproject), Sew Many Comments (@sewmanycomments), and countless other artists and activists using embroidery to make political points, we’re gathering our needles and thread and heading to First Draft to stitch and bitch. Drink a mimosa or two, or a latte or three. Whether you’re an embroidery pro or have never tried, all are welcome. Embroidery kits will be available for sale, or bring your own stitching project. Registration is free. More »
3-5pm | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | KIDS INTERFAITH EXPERIENCE | Kids ages 7-12 are invited to learn about four major world religions: Islam, Sikhism, Judaism, and Hinduism. Discover the origins of each, learn basic belief structures and practices, and celebrate cultural aspects like language and music. Kids will also discuss and celebrate cultural and religious differences, and the commonalities many faith traditions share. They’ll even learn to write their names in the languages traditionally associated with each faith! The founders of Kids Interfaith Experience believe that when children come together in love and understanding, no hate can keep them apart. Join them in building bonds of friendship, understanding, and love. Cost: $10 per child, ages 7-12. Purchase online. More »

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
6:30-9:30pm | PHOENIX | DRINK AND DRAW | First Draft Book Bar presents a night of drinking and drawing for all skill levels, featuring a local model for a three-hour pose. Bring your own supplies. Cost: $10 per person. Purchase day of/at the door in Phoenix. More »
6:30–8:30pm | TEMPE | POETRY ROUNDTABLE | Workshop one of your poems with a group of peers. More info: jedesign2004@yahoo.com.
6:30pm | PHOENIX | MIND YOUR BUSINESS BOOK CLUB | PRINCIPLES: LIFE AND WORK | Join us for “Mind Your Business,” a book club for business leaders, managers, entrepreneurs—anyone interested in the art and science of doing business! On the second Monday of each month, Javelina CEO Catherine Alonzo leads a discussion of a business book at Changing Hands Phoenix, home of our First Draft Book Bar. Ranging from how to build and scale a business to how to lead a team, you’ll read business book classics as well as new hits. (And get a discount when you purchase the selection of the month at Changing Hands.) This month’s book is Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio. More »

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | BILINGUAL STORYTIME WITH SEÑORA LIBROS | Join us for interactive bilingual storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | DAVID ELLEFSON IN CONVERSATION WITH THOM HAZAERT | MORE LIFE WITH DETH |
Megadeth bassist and co-founder David Ellefson discusses his new memoir with co-author Thom Hazaert. In this follow-up to his 2013 memoir My Life With Deth, Megadeth bassist and co-founder David Ellefson carries on where he left off, charting his mid-2000s departure from Megadeth through his triumphant return in 2010, and offering an inside look at the continuing saga of one of the world’s biggest and most enduring heavy-metal bands. Co-written with his business partner, Thom Hazaert—a celebrated music-industry figure, radio personality, and music journalist—More Life With Deth chronicles Megadeth’s record-shattering ‘BIG 4’ shows alongside Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, and the release of their Grammy-winning Dystopia—their highest-charting record in over twenty-five years—and the massive two-year world tour supporting it. More »

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
7pm | TEMPE | KARL MARLANTES | DEEP RIVER | Karl Marlantes, author of Matterhorn, shares his latest, a narrative of human suffering, courage, and reinvention. In the early 1900s, as the oppression of Russia’s imperial rule takes its toll on Finland, the three Koski siblings are forced to flee to the United States. Not far from the majestic Columbia River, the siblings settle among other Finns in a logging community in southern Washington, where the first harvesting of the colossal old-growth forests begets rapid development, and radical labor movements begin to catch fire. The brothers face the excitement and danger of pioneering this frontier wilderness—while Aino, foremost of the book’s many strong, independent women, devotes herself to organizing the industry’s first unions. As the Koski siblings strive to rebuild lives and families in an America in flux, they also try to hold fast to the traditions of a home they left behind. At its heart, Deep River is an ambitious and timely exploration of the place of the individual, and of the immigrant, in an America still in the process of defining its own identity. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | FOUND IN TRANSLATION BOOK CLUB | BLUE LABEL |
Whether you’re a seasoned traveler, a voracious reader, or a dreamer who wants to see the world, all are invited to our newest book club focused on international literature. In Found in Translation we’ll will delve into a work of international literature in a small group setting while enjoying coffee, beer, or wine drinks from Changing Hands’ own First Draft Book Bar. This month we discuss Blue Label by Eduardo Sánchez Rugeles, translated by Paul Filev. More »

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | An Early Literacy Specialist from Phoenix Public Library visits every Thursday to share songs, rhymes, books, and activities to promote movement in toddlers and infants. Program supported by a grant from First Things First, a local early literacy program. Also join us in Phoenix at 9:15am on Thursdays, September 19 and 26. More info: FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime with Mr. Tom for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. Also join us in Phoenix at 10am on Thursdays, September 19 and 26. More »

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
7pm | PHOENIX | THE LADIES | “LET YOUR LADY OUT! AN EVENING OF UNSOLICITED ADVICE” | Join The Ladies at Changing Hands Phoenix for a life-changing journey of self-embetterment at Let Your Lady Out! a panel of self-appointed (and self-published) experts, led by professional LifeBooster™ Guy Coxwell, will offer audiences unsolicited advice on topics ranging from personal finance to romance. Presented in the same immersive style as their hit 2018 production Ladies Gone Mild, Let Your Lady Out! invites audience members on an open-ended, self-guided tour with surprises around every corner. Along the way they’ll encounter a cast of absurd characters and opportunities to engage in one-of-a-kind, selfie-ready activities. It all leads up to the grand finale, as our panel of self-help gurus join forces to help The Ladies (and adventurous audience members) live their best lives (even if it kills them). You don’t watch Let Your Lady Out; you experience it. No need to silence your phone for this performance. The Ladies encourage audiences to explore, laugh, chat, snap, text, and share. More »

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | MOLLY IDLE | PEOPLE SHARE WITH PEOPLE | The Caldecott Honor-winning author and illustrator of Flora and the Flamingo visits Changing Hands. In this hilariously instructive follow-up to Lisa Wheeler and Idle’s People Don’t Bite People, this cheeky and charming picture book reminds little ones that sharing is caring. Learning good behavior has never been so fun! More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: CLIFFORD | Bring the kiddos and your camera for pictures and a storytime with Norman Bridwell's Clifford the Big Red Dog!
5:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | INSIGHTS TAROT READINGS | Mystic Journeyz with Suzi Coggins. “Your Angels Are Waiting.” Cost: $20 for 15 minutes. Registration at 480.730.0205. More info: mysticjourneyz.com.
7pm | PHOENIX | THE LADIES | “LET YOUR LADY OUT! AN EVENING OF UNSOLICITED ADVICE” | Join The Ladies at Changing Hands Phoenix for a life-changing journey of self-embetterment at Let Your Lady Out! a panel of self-appointed (and self-published) experts, led by professional LifeBooster™ Guy Coxwell, will offer audiences unsolicited advice on topics ranging from personal finance to romance. Presented in the same immersive style as their hit 2018 production Ladies Gone Mild, Let Your Lady Out! invites audience members on an open-ended, self-guided tour with surprises around every corner. Along the way they’ll encounter a cast of absurd characters and opportunities to engage in one-of-a-kind, selfie-ready activities. It all leads up to the grand finale, as our panel of self-help gurus join forces to help The Ladies (and adventurous audience members) live their best lives (even if it kills them). You don’t watch Let Your Lady Out; you experience it. No need to silence your phone for this performance. The Ladies encourage audiences to explore, laugh, chat, snap, text, and share. More »

Lalani of the Distant Sea

by Erin Entrada Kelly | Hardcover, $16.99 »

Lalani of the Distant Sea What if every legend you grew up hearing turned out to be true? This is the quest story you need to read next. Twelve-year-old Lalani's greatest strength is her determination not be afraid -- despite a childhood steeped in fearsome oral stories of the mighty, who have long since disappeared. This is a tale packed with suspense, with the most dreamlike beasts you've ever read, filled with beautiful danger. It will take your imagination in its grip and steal your breath away. You will love it.  —Emmy


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